View Full Version : Learn to yield!
Irving Patrick Freleigh
09-21-2009, 07:49 PM
First, to the scrotumhead in the tan minivan--Way to attempt a left turn as I was just about into the intersection, forcing the both of us to slam on our brakes and block the intersection until I could swerve around you since you were halfway through your turn. You ought to know by now that unless you've got a green arrow, you have to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn.
And now, to the booger brain in the CR-V--I really liked how you pulled out from the curb into traffic right as I was coming up behind you, forcing you to slam on your brakes and me to swerve around you. I also like that particular half of the peace sign that you gave me as I passed. I liked it so much I gave you one of my own, since imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. With the way you drive, you'll be seeing a lot of upturned middle fingers.
I hate unprotected left turns....too many nutknobs think "Oh I have just enough time!" and ram the gas and come within inches of turning my Neon into spare parts and me into a premature organ donor.....
09-22-2009, 05:05 AM
Left turns suck. Driveways suck. Cross streets without lights sucks. Just about everything sucks.
But my favorite....Person turns out into traffic. There is noone behind me except God. Pulls out in front of me only to hit the brakes because he turning right at the very next intersection.....
09-22-2009, 04:36 PM
The one yield sign I see ignored most is the one at the end of some highway off ramps. There's one on my way home that if you come down, the end is at a traffic light, but it also has a right turn lane that merges into the slower road, with a yield sign on it. That means that if cars are coming... you YIELD. One time I was on my way home and this joker comes down the ramp and slows... but doesn't stop. Pulls right out in front of me. I had to slam on my brakes and come to a complete stop to avoid him, so thank the stars there wasn't anyone coming up behind me.
The kicker? We were both headed to Wal-Mart. I followed this couple in, and I don't think they realized I was the one that nearly hit them. The wife says as she walks in the doors. "Really, some people are in too much of a hurry."
09-24-2009, 09:44 PM
The thing that makes me the MOST nuts is when trying to merge on the highway, when people seem bound and determined to block you.
I come down the on ramp, accelerate to match the speed of traffic, match to the car just ahead of the gap I want to merge into, indicator on. A TERRIFYING number of times, the person just behind where I want to merge into, who was previously maintaining the same speed as the person ahead, starts accelerating. But there's four or five car lengths, so there's no chance of getting in front of me before I run out of on ramp, and I'm going as fast as the car ahead of me, so at best her could hope to occupy the space I was trying to merge into.
This always results in me either forced to squeak in ahead of this douche with uncomfortably little room to spare, or slow down HARD to let them get ahead so I can slip in behind them, if they're REALLY determined.
Invariably, once I'm actually IN, they slow back down again to their previous speed or slower.
ARRGH! Stop trying to 'beat' merging traffic!
09-25-2009, 03:19 PM
I have the opposite problem. I'll be on the highway/freeway maintaining speed, and the dink in the merging lane will slow down rather than keep speed for merging. This leads to me either punching it to get ahead of them, or looking for a quick jump out of the lane as they usually hit the end of the ramp just as they pull even with me. Can we arrange a driver exchange program? :lol:
I have the same issue as Geek King.
Most of my driving during the week is freeway driving, and because of the way they put in the new freeway a few years back, there are several exits/entrances within just a few miles, unfortunately that's the majority of my trip.
Look, when it's morning or evening rush hour......please for the love of all that's holy, if you are merging and you see that both lanes are plugged and people who don't want to get killed have let off the gas or are making room just for you, PLEASE just speed up and get the hell in. I can't stand it when people are oblivious as to how busy the roads are at certain times and they nearly cause pile ups because of merging at 45 mph or even better, when they think it's 10:30 pm or something and they blast onto the freeway attempting 80+ and cause everyone to have to either slow down or speed up to not kill them.
And for the worthless, lazy wastes of skin who absolutely REFUSE to move over to let someone in when there is no one else on the road......DIAF. Seriously. I have almost became a premature organ donor because some ignorant buttplug was too lazy or special to move over to let me in at 2 am on the freeway.
10-01-2009, 09:20 PM
I have the opposite problem. I'll be on the highway/freeway maintaining speed, and the dink in the merging lane will slow down rather than keep speed for merging.
I don't trust merging lanes.
If at all possible, I'll avoid them entirely. Anyone who likes breathing should do the same.
When not possible, I make a point of making room for incoming traffic, or matching speed and aiming for a specific gap.
What really gets my goat is when the person who ends up being next to me will either speed up or slow down and hold the same position as me while I'm trying to make things easier. They make me want to just run them off the road and be done with it!
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